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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

ClimateGate 2.0 - Another release of controversial climate science emails

Remember the "ClimateGate" scandal I covered two years ago (here and here)? Here's Ed Morrissey's recap at HotAir.com:

"Two years ago, a group calling itself FOIA.org dumped a treasure trove of e-mails from climate-change advocates and researchers that revealed abundant evidence of data manipulation and dishonest attempts to silence and discredit critics. Called “Climategate,” the exposure greatly damaged the standing of the scientists involved and their public statements. Now the same group has celebrated the second anniversary of the Climategate release with another release of 5,000 e-mails, which have only begun to be parsed by interested bloggers."

So it's happening all over again, and this time the media has jumped on the story lightning fast. Here are just a couple of the earliest findings as bloggers sift through the cache of compromised emails:

(3115) Mann: By the way, when is Tom C going to formally publish his roughly 1500 year reconstruction??? It would help the cause to be able to refer to that reconstruction as confirming Mann and Jones, etc.

(3940) Mann: They will (see below) allow us to provide some discussion of the synthetic example, referring to the J. Cimate paper (which should be finally accepted upon submission of the revised final draft), so that should help the cause a bit.

(0810) Mann: I gave up on Judith Curry a while ago. I don’t know what she think’s she’s doing, but its not helping the cause [...]

Hmmmm. As Ed notes... "we all know that science is all about supporting a cause rather than testing hypotheses and eliminating them when evidence arises to their contrary." That kind of language does sound suspiciously politically-agenda driven and not horribly scientific.




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